October 4, 2021 5.30 pm

Can you tackle the 3kg challenge? Handmade Burger Lincoln has a new giant burger

Meat sweats guaranteed!

Handmade Burger Co in Lincoln has a new 3kg burger challenge and first to attempt it was their General Manager Matthew Shwe, under The Lincolnite‘s camera lens.

The restaurant reopened under new ownership on September 7 this year, with at least 14 beef burgers, 12 chicken burgers, as well as six vegetarian options on the menu.

The latest addition to the menu is the 3kg burger challenge, which launched on Monday, October 4. It consists of a kilo of beef (five patties) with a vegan bun, five slices of cheese, as well as a kilo of cheese and bacon loaded fries. And if that’s not challenging enough, there is also a kilo of vanilla milkshake to wash it down with.

It consists of a kilo of beef (five patties) with a vegan bun, five slices of cheese, as well as a kilo of cheese and bacon loaded fries, and a kilo of vanilla milkshake. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The LIncolnite

Five beef patties is just one element of this meaty challenge. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The total cost of the challenge is £29.95, although if you complete it within 30 minutes you get your money back.

Anyone who attempts the challenge will be added to the wall of fame, but how well you do will determine your positioning on it.

Matthew gave it his best shot, but unfortunately had to throw in the towel with around five-and-a-half minutes to go.

Matthew said the loaded fries were the hardest part of the challenge. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Matthew said it was a fun, but very hard challenge. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The 38-year-old told The Lincolnite before the challenge: “I am nervous, but it is great to showcase our new food challenge to Lincoln,” before adding that he was already planning a gym session in the evening.

After his attempt, Matthew said: “I started well, but maybe too quickly. Every mouthful in the latter stages just made me want to cry and my body was like ‘no, no more’, but it was fun to do.

“My tips for anyone trying the challenge would be to take longer on the first few patties and pace yourself, and don’t forget about the milkshakes.”

Matthew conceded the challenge with around five-and-a-half minutes remaining of his time limit. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Another staff member at Handmade Burger Co Lincoln – Lenny Marshall – is planning to attempt the challenge in the next week or so.

Anyone who thinks they could beat the challenge and would like to have a go, must call 01522 521 353 to book their attempt in.

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| Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

| Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

| Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

| Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

| Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

| Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

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